A case of angioleiomyoma in the hard palate with accompanying pain
Angioleiomyoma is a benign tumor of smooth muscle origin that commonly arises in the skin and subcutaneous tissue of the lower extremities and is rarely found in the oral cavity. We treated a case of angioleiomyoma in the hard palate of a 59-year-old male. He was referred to our hospital with the chief complaint of spontaneous pain in the palate. The lesion measured 11×8×4mm and was surgically removed and diagnosed as angioleiomyoma. Previous cases of oral angioleiomyoma in the hard palate reported in Japanese literature are also reviewed here.